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POLICY EP2 - Redevelopment or Expansion of Employment Sites and Buildings

The redevelopment or expansion of existing sites or buildings in employment use (defined as Use Class B1, B2 and B8 of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 2005 (or asamended) will be permitted providing:

  1. the site remains in employment use;
  2. the scale and design of the extension or redevelopment is appropriate to the location, existing buildings and the character of the area;
  3. the development is in a location which is unobtrusive in the landscape or where appropriate landscaping measures can be taken to integrate the development into the landscape;
  4. there would be no significant impact on the amenity of any adjoining residential properties;
  5. the scale of development will not generate traffic levels unacceptable to the location; and
  6. when considering proposals for the expansion of an existing site, it must first be demonstrated that there is no capacity for expansion or intensification within the existing site.

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